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on that is in the last defense bill, i had an amendment i've been trying to get them for many years like i don't know five, six years. that says you can't take anyone into the military who's been convicted of sexual assault. we finally got it done. so clearly you know, there's an awareness of this. that's a good thing. >> stephanie: senator boxer obviously we've got a chance to meet -- you're a proud mom and grandmother. it was interesting, we've been talking, obviously wayne lapierrre and others will be testifying today on gun issues. and you know, i have said that you know you've talked about national guard in the schools. i've said not only because it is your idea and as you know, i revere you but secondly, i'm not a parent. i think if i were after sandy hook, i think there are so many facets of this. i think we need to look at all of it. we need to look at guns and mental health. we're not going to solve both of the problems overnight. so i think it is a multi-faceted problem. it is a multifaceted solution. >> you're absolutely right. what i said was -- what we need to do is if the schools want b
confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of defense. expect the toughest questions to come from his own party. he had made some marks and decisions in the past which have lead to concerns including he couldn't support sanctions against iran. there are 55 demes in the senate, and 45 republicans, so he can still make it through. the armed services committee gave hagel some questions to answer in advance. he says he understands what it is like to be a soldier at war and how important it is the troops get clear direction and intelligence from washington. today he is expected to say he is in full support of the president's policies he will defend the repeal of don't ask don't tell and he will support women in combat. president obama setting a time line for immigration reform. saying he would like to get it done by the summer. he emphasizes his administration has already done more on border security in the past four years than the 20 prior. and it should not stand in the way of creating a clear path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the un
is ridiculous, because the opinions or policies or whatever that the defense secretary are meaningless. he is not allowed to make his own policy and where was mccain when rums field was put in after he was selling to hussein. >> stephanie: yeah. it's not about only statement he made when -- you are absolutely right. sit to carry out the policy of the president. i loved some woman said he is so to the extreme left of president obama. >> i believe that was kelly arod that said that. >> stephanie: okay. so which is it? is he a socialist -- or is he -- >> or he's to the right of chuck hagel. >> stephanie: yeah. how can he be a socialist and chuck hagel -- >> or do these people not know the definition of socialism. >> stephanie: really? >> i think that's the -- >> stephanie: interesting. >> big huge taxes to pay for roads! that's socialism! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay. bill o'reilly and bob beckel. >> the 60% who are answering approve of barack obama even though the economy is bad after -- >> it is better than it was -- >> yes, it is too. how can you possibly come up with --
chuck hagel from becoming our next secretary of defense. a new conservative group with anonymous donors called americans for a strong defense is running ads urging five democrats to vote against confirming hagel. another is called use your mandate. it is also new. it also has anonymous donors. it claims to be a liberal gay rights groups but buys its ad time through a republican firm. it has no web site and no physical address. it is, however using ads and mailers to call hagel anti-gay, anti-woman and anti-israel. this is part of a larger story in "the new york times" reporting at least five other groups are engaged in trying to block the president's choice. and the increase emergence of anonymous dollars and shady front groups is likely a result of citizens united. that 2010 decision that opened the floodgates to allow interested parties to inject endless outside money into our political campaign. >> i hate citizens united. >> me, too. npr reporting for the fives time today, google is posting its policies on what information it turns over to the government as part of an effort to win t
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